FREE Workshop: Prevent Lead Poisoning in Your Home

Before 1978 nearly all paint used in homes in the US contained lead, and nearly 80% of homes in Multnomah County were built prior to 1978. Lean poisoning is a major environmental health threat to children – it impacts brain development, and can lead to learning disabilities, behavioral problems and a host…

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Portland Neighborhoods

Portland Monthly has put together the definitive collection of neighborhood statistics for all of Portland and the suburbs. In addition to the regularly reported statistics — median home price, population density, etc. — there are some truly unique gems to be found. Did you know that Hayden Island has the highest median age in…

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Raised Garden Beds

These random sunny days have us dreaming of Spring! One of the best things about Spring is getting back out into the garden. If you’re considering raised garden beds, eatdrinkbetter.com has put together a great list for tips on creating your very own raised beds! Eat Drink Better: 17 Raised Bed Ideas for Your Spring…

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Oregon Legislature Lifts 17-Year-Old Ban on Inclusionary Zoning

Last week the Oregon Legislature approved a number of housing bills aimed at addressing the lack of affordable housing throughout the state. The most significant for Portland is Senate Bill 1533 which lifts a 17-year-old ban on inclusionary zoning. Inclusionary zoning is the practice of cities and counties requiring developers to include…

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Nominate Think!

Willamette Week is naming their annual Best of Portland Top 200 list. Nominate Think as Best Real Estate Company and pick your favorite agent too! To vote, click this Nominate Us! button, scroll down to Best Real Estate Company and enter Think. You have until March 31st to nominate. Thank you for your support!

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City of Portland Adding $2.7m to Fund Housing Emergency

Today the Portland City Council will consider a budget amendment that would add an additional $2.7M in funding to combat Portland’s housing emergency.  The money would help fund homeless shelters, property purchases, short-term rent assistance and other programs. The funding would come from the Portland Development Commission ($1.1M) and a settlement the city received…

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